From preparations for a Biriyani for 3000 in the morning, to speeches and chutneys in the evening; an audio report from Chatsworth, Durban South Africa. based on recordings made with bin-aural mic over one day: Diwali celebration November 2009.
recordings from a talk by Orlean Naidoo about the struggles of the Chatsworth communities can be found via the link below: http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_965
quote from www.chatsworthactivists.wordpress.com: The Westcliff Flats Residents Association is a community based organisation that is situated in Westcliff,Chatsworth. It was Established in July 1998.The organistion has been challenging goverment for the last eleven years on service issues.The organisation has twelve members that work tirelessly on a daily bases persueing the cause for a better life for the community
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